Some North Carolina local governments straddle — if not cross — the line between education and advocacy when they place a local tax or bond referendum on the ballot. Rick Henderson discusses the legality of these local governments’ actions during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Jon Ham examines the growth in mainstream media efforts to “fact-check” political campaigns. Terry Stoops critiques the public school teacher pay-for-performance plan put forward by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, who stumped in the Tar Heel State earlier this campaign season.

You’ll hear highlights from a recent Chapel Hill debate pitting libertarian television host John Stossel and former Vermont governor and Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, and author Kevin Duffus will tackle myths surrounding Blackbeard the pirate.